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    He made everyone his friends

    My respected teacher

    1: "He made everyone his friends." OR "He made everyone his friend." ????


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    Re: He made everyone his friends

    I'd go with the second one instinctively, though I can't see why the first one wouldn't also work. This sort of conundrum stymies me all the time. Consider the following sentences:

    Everyone ran for their lives.
    Everyone ran for their life.

    We all crossed our hearts and wished for luck.
    We all crossed our heart and wished for luck.

    I hope you all brought your wallets.
    I hope you all brought your wallet.

    In each pair, which is correct? Either one in each pair can lead to confusion depending on how technically you choose to read them. In general, I find either works.


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    Re: He made everyone his friends

    how to do its

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    Re: He made everyone his friends

    Quote Originally Posted by twilit1988 View Post
    My respected teacher

    1: "He made everyone his friends."

    OR "He made everyone his friend."


    Thanks in advance!
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